Joachim Murat: Franco-Moorish General and King of Naples

Joachim Murat


JOACHIM MURAT, who assumed the name of Joachim Napoleon, and was later King of Naples, came from the Department of Lot, in the Auvergne, France, a region known for the Negroid strain in its inhabitants, many of whom are descended from the Moors who settled in that region after they had been driven out of Spain. It is estimated that more than a million of these people of African ancestry migrated to that region. This is the same part of France from which came Bernadotte, King of Sweden, and Pierre Laval, twice Premier of France, both of whom were dark-skinned and were commonly said to be of Moorish ancestry. In fact, Murat himself claimed descent from a Moorish king, and Frederic Masson, noted writer on Napoleon’s cavalry, said it was commonly believed that he was of that ancestry. read more

Principles of cancer treatment – by Paul Joseph Nanna

Today I bring you the concluding part of the treatment of cancer.

The Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary defines the word supplement as a thing that is added to something else to improve or complete it. Supplements are concentrates of nutrients from natural sources, added to the diet to improve or complete it. Generally all over the world farmlands have been over-farmed, leading to depletion in the nutrients in the earth. For example, a study report in America states that the amount of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) in oranges today is less than 50 per cent of what it was 50 years ago. read more

Somalia’s Peace-Keeping On A Budget

Can Somalia’s cheap peacekeeping defeat al-Shabab?

THE Islamist group al-Shabab, that controls large parts of central and southern Somalia, has recently suffered significant defeats at the hands of Amisom, the African Union force that has been fighting the al-Qaeda-allied militants. The BBC’s Gabriel Gatehouse is in Mogadishu and has been travelling with them. read more